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The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
+44(0)1622 737185
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Thurnham
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Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nestling in the picturesque North Downs it���s hard to believe that Maidstone is only a stones throw away from Thurnam���s Black Horse Inn. Looking from the outside like the most traditional pub in Britain ��� white washed, tile hung, sash windowed, sign swinging in the breeze ��� inside will come as no great shock. In winter you���ll find a roaring fire in the imposing brick fireplace, dried hops drape from the ceiling and antiquey dark wood is in abundance. In summer diners can head outside to a paradise of shadey pergolas, ponds and green lawn or eat in the conservatory. Homegrown produce is key in a sophisticated menu which combines traditionalism with contemporary dining with impressive results.
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70% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Came here for my partners birthday. We didn't book in advance but were seated straight away. We also had our baby girl with us who was 2 weeks old, they were very accommodating with feeding her etc. The food was absolutely beautiful, the pub itself is lovely inside. Staff were very friendly and it was reasonably priced for the brilliant... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were taken to this pub/restaurant by local friends who eat there frequently. There was a great choice of food and the pub had a lovely atmosphere but it was a little pricey.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Well prepared food, with no nonsense about it, in a nice, friendly atmosphere and an old-fashionably, proper service

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

2 weeks ago we met friends for an evening meal at the Black Horse, this was their first time and as we had been before we strongly recomended it. it seemed to be one of the hottest days this year so we had an aperitif outside and soaked up the evening sun, great location semi rural but still close to... More

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Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

myself and 5 others stayed here and enjoyed the fine hopitality and food served here , great staff first class food - the best steak I have ever tasted , ameteur restraunt critics will have little to complain about here great service and food , Thank you everyone who took care of us

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Just found this pub on an internet search & thought the pic looked nice so booked up for lunch the same day. Sat Nav sent us to the wrong place but with good directions from them when I telephoned we soon found it. First impressions were that it was in a nice location, very welcoming & well kept. We entered... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We have visited the Blackhourse on a number of occasions and always found the food to be really nice. We visited this time on a Sunday, four of us had various starters and mains and all was well presented and tasted great. The service was good, but when it is busy you do need to be patient. Overall a nice... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I found the meal to be extremely average, the Roast Beef was well cooked but the seasonal vegetables were warm and raw. Add this to the high final bill I will not be returning any time soon. Having said that, the starter was lovely....

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Rochester, Medway
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

as a venue, it is stunning. from the front it looks just like a country pub but the back has been re furbished to a very high standard with a pergola and hall for the guests.All beautiful The food, though, could be bettered, thats for sure. we had the goats cheese tart and the pastry was so hard that we... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Frendly staff, menu deceiving. On the starters I went for the hock with home made pickle, wow disappointed when two small breadcrumbed discs were presented to me, as for the main Romney Marsh lamb, again disappointed two small chunks of fatty lamb and some vegetables. This establishment is very overrated and overpriced not value for money.

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